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ABAP consultant sees gold in Tokyo

Don Abnett, the Australian consultant for the Philippine boxing team, has high hopes that one of four Filipino boxers to the Tokyo Olympics in July can win the country’s first Olympic gold......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarApr 11th, 2021

MVP sees Olympics pushing through

PLDT chairman and No. 1 sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan believes the Philippines has a strong chance of striking gold in the Tokyo Olympics should it push through as scheduled in July......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

ABAP head hopes pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics to push through

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is keeping its fingers crossed that the Tokyo Olympics will push through in July next year. “I’m just hoping that the Olympics will push through because this is our best chance,” ABAP president Ricky Vargas told Tuesday’s online version of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum. Vargas was reacting to wire reports saying that over half of Tokyo residents that took part in a recent survey are not comfortable with the staging of the Olympics in 2021. They either backed a “further delay or an outright cancellation” of the Tokyo Olympics. The Philippines has qualified two boxers in Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno to the Tokyo Games, and had hoped for a few more to make the grade, including Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, and Ian Clark Bautista. “When I look at our boxers, we were ready (for Tokyo 2020),” said Vargas, who was joined by ABAP secretary-general Ed Picson in the forum and presented by San Miguel Corporation, Go For Gold PH, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and powered by Smart. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, everything came to a halt, including the rest of the qualifying tournaments. “We lost steam,” said Vargas. Picson said the Filipino boxers remain steadfast in their training even if there’s no definite schedule on hand. He said training is done mostly with the coaches’ online supervision. “But it’s not the same. Training online is not the same. We need to be able to go back to the gym and spar and box. Not only here but overseas as well,” said Vargas. “Given the situation, that is the next best thing,” Picson added. Vargas said it’s difficult to pin their hopes on a vaccine for things to be even close to what they used to be. “Mahirap hintayin ‘yung vaccine. They may have the vaccine but normally it takes years before we’d like to risk ourselves in getting the vaccine,” he added.   “It’s very sad if the Olympics will not push through at least next year. Or we wait for the next Olympics (in Paris in 2024),” Vargas said. “It’s a very tough decision. The IOC (International Olympic Committee), I’ve been reading, is having a very difficult time because of all the investment put in by the Japanese government,” he added. The ABAP chief had high hopes that the country could win the elusive gold in the Tokyo Olympics – through boxing. But the pandemic, somehow, had turned things around......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

ABAP backs Marcial all the way

There’s no turning back Olympic middleweight boxing qualifier Eumir Marcial from pursuing his dream of hitting paydirt in the Tokyo Games next year and ABAP secretary-general Ed Picson said yesterday the National Sports Association will continue to support the quest for gold unconditionally......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

PH lifters win 15 golds in Asian Youth and Junior Championship

MANILA - Vanessa Sarno of Bohol bagged three gold medals to cap the Philippines' campaign in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent City on Friday night.Considered as heir apparent to Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2022

2022 French Open: Leylah abante sa 4th round

NALUSUTAN ni Filipino-Canadian Leylah Fernandez si 2020+1 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Belinda Bencic ng Switzerland sa bisa ng 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 tagumpay upang umabante sa unang pagkakataon sa fourth round ng 2022 French Open sa Philippe Chatrier Court sa Paris, France. The post 2022 French Open: Leylah abante sa 4th round first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMay 28th, 2022

Duterte awards incentives to Tokyo heroes on Monday

The country’s first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, along with silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio and bronze medalist Eumir Marcial, all military athletes will be reporting to their Commander in Chief on August 23 as President Rodrigo Duterte receives them in a courtesy call in Malacañang......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Diaz receives housing incentive; boxers& rsquo; units completed by X& rsquo;mas

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is ready to move in to her brand new house-and-lot, while fellow Olympic medalists Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial will be spending Christmas this year as neighbors......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Tagaytay house and lots for Olympic medalists begin construction

Diaz, Petecio, Paalam and Marcial were shown the houses and lots in Tagaytay City as rewards for bringing home the country’s first Olympic gold medal the Tokyo Games apart from a couple of silver and a bronze......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Medalists attend POC thanksgiving mass

The Olympic success surges on as gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz leads the three other medalists in Tokyo for a thanksgiving mass today at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Tagaytay City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Thanksgiving mass for PH& rsquo;s Olympic achievement

The Philippines’ Olympic success surges on as gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz leads the three other medalists in Tokyo for a Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Tagaytay City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Philippine Paralympic Committee names flagbearers for Tokyo Paralympics

Philippine Tokyo Paralympics chef-de-mission Francis Diaz said the team is inspired to perform well after the country came through with its best effort in the Tokyo Olympics where it brought home a historic gold medal thanks to Hidilyn Diaz and two silver and a bronze courtesy of Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial, respectively......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Thanksgiving Mass for Olympic success in Tagaytay

The Olympic success surges on as gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz leads the three other medalists in Tokyo for a Thanksgiving Mass Wednesday at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Tagaytay City. Diaz has long been home since winning the country’s first Olympic gold medal –women’s -55 kgs of weightlifting in Tokyo last July 245 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Forum tackles weightlifting, Paralympics

Members of the Philippine delegation to the Tokyo Paralympics and the top man of the National Sports Association that produced the country’s first ever Olympic gold make up the two-part session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum online version this Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Onyok Velasco believes Philippines can claim boxing gold in next Olympics

Falling short of the gold himself in Atlanta 25 years ago, Velasco is taking the multi-medal haul in Tokyo as a sign of good things to come, and that the gold for Filipino boxers will come sooner rather than later......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

ANYARE? Why it took 97 years for Philippines to clinch Olympic gold

The Tokyo Games proved that the Filipino athlete is world-class, but why did it take so long for us to get here?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

Olympic Golf leaves its mark in Tokyo 2020

A throwaway comment by Rory McIlroy after he missed out on a bronze medal was worth its weight in gold as golf’s much talked-about acceptance in the Olympic Games was reinforced following two glorious weeks at Tokyo 2020......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Hidilyn: Aaminin ko nabuhay ako with doubts, takot at anxiety sa puso ko…

Hidilyn Diaz INAMIN ng Filipina weightlifting champion na si Hidilyn Diaz na totoong nagkaroon siya ng agam-agam, takot at pagdududa sa buhay mula noong magkaroon ng pandemya. Sa pagtatapos ng Tokyo 2020 Olympics last Sunday, binalikan ng kauna-unahang Filipino Olympic gold medalist ang naging journey niya sa pakikipaglaban para sa Pilipinas. Ayon kay Hidilyn, tulad ng karamihan talagang […] The post Hidilyn: Aaminin ko nabuhay ako with doubts, takot at anxiety sa puso ko… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

For Oro boxer Carlo Paalam’s kin, silver is ‘gold’

After fighting all the way to the Tokyo Olympics finals, local boxer Carlo Paalam will go home with a silver medal after losing to Great Britain’s Galal Yafai at the Kokugikan Arena Saturday afternoon, August 7......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Team PH: Tokyo Olympics by the numbers

4 -- It’s mission accomplished for Team Philippines at the Tokyo Olympic 2020+1, churning out its best performance ever with a gold, courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz in weightlifting, two silvers from boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, and a bronze medal by Eumir Marcial, also in boxing.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

House vows Increased budget for sports

Following the Philippines’ historic medal finish in the Tokyo Olympics with one bronze, two silver and the country’s first gold in 97 years, leaders in Congress gave assurance yesterday that the budget for sports next year will increase substantially......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021